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MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. look at the front page of "usa today." we'll start there. new polling is showing that president obama has a strong lead over congressional republicans on a host of big issues playing out right now in washington. that's according to the you in noons from "usa today" and pew research center. 45% of those polled say they support the president's approach to cutting the federal deficit. 38% support republicans, even a majority of republican voters endorse tax hikes as well as spending cuts. on gun reform, the president's approach polls six points higher than that of the gop. the poll also finds less than one-third of americans would blame the president if the sequester cuts kick in. nearly half of all americans would blame republicans. and on immigration, half of those polled say the president is taking the right approach. 33% endorse how republicans are tackling the issue. >> so james, if i'm still congressman in northwest florida and somebody hands me this and says, you're in trouble. i'm in trouble. i may get 79% instead of 80% of the vote, but that's what's running the republican brand
Current
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
of breaking news. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: this is kind of huge. the obama administration considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. >> it's a big -- it would be a big deal, and here is why. one of the things that the court takes into consideration when they are dealing with high profile issues like this is how far along the country has moved. you think about it since 2009 when proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional in california, you have had several states approve of marriage equality through the ballot process, and several states pass it by legislature on the governor's signature. and to have the president weigh in and say that this is unconstitutional would be another indication to the justices, but the ball is moving in a steady, one way direction here. >> stephanie: uh-huh. i know the president said recently i have to make sure i'm not interjecting myself that much in this process, do you think he is weighing whether it could help or hurt at that point? >> i think -- i don't think it w
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:30am PST
shows that president obama has a commanding lead over congressional republicans on a host of big issues. that's according to new numbers from usa today and pew research center, 45% of those polled said they support the president's approach to cutting the federal deficit. 38% support republicans. even a majority of republican voters endorsed tax hikes as well as spending cuts as the president's proposing. on gun reform, the president polls six points higher. it wideens significantly when it comes to climate change. 47% back the president. while 26% support the republicans. let's move to immigration. a third endorse the republicans in tackling this issue. >>> the president conducted interviews with eight separate markets. he told san antonio, the white house plan on immigration that leaked over the weekend was only a fail safe in case talks break down on capitol hill. >> i have said repeatedly that i want congress to go ahead and negotiate and get a bill done. and what else i said, we're preparing with a bill, we're going to put a bill on the floor of the united states senate, information
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